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. this is hurricane paul. yesterday a tropical storm. today a category three hurricane heading towards the california baja peninsula. we have a pretty storm system. this will keep things wet for western canada. you can see 50 sent mecentimete snow. another system will be bringing storms through canada. temperatures are looking like this. very warm in the southwest. no problems with snow there. >> "california's golden parks" is underwritten by toyota, whose all new prius with hybrid synergy drive provides a way not only to enjoy but preserve our state's environmental beauty. now sit back and let's visit another one of "california's golden parks." hello, everybody, i'm huell howser and here we are in sacramento. now, i came up here to spend the day in our state library doing some research on one of the most important figures in california history. everybody who has even a basic knowledge of our state's history knows this guy's name and why he's so famous. but after spending a couple hours in the stacks
: last year, scientists at this california-based biotechnology company introduced a revolutionary blood test. it's said to be 99% accurate in determining whether a child would be born with downs syndrome. the test is for women over 10 weeks pregnant. it detects chromosomal anomalies in the fetal dna contained in their blood. researchers at the company have been busy. they are analyzing blood from the netherlands, the czech republic, israel and other countries. until now, this kind of screening mainly required amneoen amy i amniocentisis. such tests run a 0.3 risk of miscarriage. the new test carries no such risk. more than 20,000 women in the united states have already taken the test. andrea has miscarried in the past. when she was pregnant again, she chose the new test. her results were negative. and she had a healthy boy this may. >> i think by getting a yes or a no, it will -- it will help the parents prepare. you know, for what their life is about to encompass. >> reporter: good or bad, the test raises questions. u.s. health institutes are now helping women handle the results. genet
in california have taken part in one of the largest annual earthquake drills in the country. >> right, now, drorngs cover and hold on. >> the state government and nonprofit groups, organized the event. they assumed a quake magnitude of 7.8. the drill began four years ago and is held every october. at a train station in central los angeles, commuters practiced evacuating. station officials helped passengers get off trains and walk along the tracks to the safety. >> any earthquake in the world that happens seems to, inspire people to take more interest in earthquakes. to get better prepared. and certainly, the earthquake in 2011, had, has, has done that. >> california has been hit by massive quakes in the past. experts say that if a 7.8 magnitude quake were to hit the state it could kill 2,000 people, injure 50,000 and cause $2.6 billion in damage. germans are on a mission to make their country nuclear free. they lead the world in solar power generation. but they also rely on wind as key source of clean energy. germany is investing hef leave in an offshore wind farms which can yield four tim
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. samsung received a green light from a u.s. district court in california in another case. the company can resume sales of its tablet device the galaxy 10.1 in the u.s. market. the court decided in june to temporarily ban sales. it lifted the injunction after a separate lawsuit in august found this particular tablet did not infringe on apple patents. >>> in other news ahmadinejad blamed the enemies of iran for the fall of its currency. u.s. and european leaders imposed sanctions in july to encourage them to abandon the nuclear missions. >> translator: sanctions are used as a psychological war waged by the enemies. we will not bow to western pressure. >> ahmadinejad said he is confident iran will get past the crisis. he said the country has enough hard currency. he defended himself against accusations from the speaker of the iranian parliament. ahmadinejad said the responsibility does not lie with the government. he called on his conservative rival to stand together against the u.s. and europe. conservative politicians are fighting for power. anians will go to the polls xt je tolect a succe
through southern california bringing some rain showers and some sierra nevada may be seeing intensifying snow showers from late wednesday and out east dry and calm across the eastern half, eastern third of the u.s. conditions are ideal for over night cooling. that could create freezing conditions that could create frost conditions and could kill sensitive plants if left outdoors. temperatures are looking like this. cooling down to 11 degrees in chicago despite the sunshine. 12 degrees in toronto, and out west only 6 degrees expected in winnipeg with a low of minus 3. finally, let's go over to europe then, a strong low that produced heavy rain and strong winds in the southern scandinavian peninsula is moving through southern finland and the baltic. heavy rain in southern france, central france and the alpine region. 100 millimeters of rain has been recorded in parts of southern germany. out west slow moving -- i should say rapid moving fast moving low pressure system affecting iceland with heavy rain and gusty winds and the conditions will spread to the islands as well as the northern hal
, and tennessee valley tonight. out west, a slow-moving and upper cold low is creeping over southern california, bringing coastal rain and inland snow. temperatures looking like this. cooler than average in los angeles with a high of 20 degrees on your thursday. meanwhile, another chilly day for you in winnipeg with a high of only 7. on towards the east, below average along the eastern seaboard. only 16 in washington, c. 14 in new york city. down towards the south, 31 in houston and 28 in oklahoma city. that's it for me now. here's your extended forecast. >>> that's all for this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. thanks for joining us.
. yesterday a tropical storm. today a categorthree hurricane ading towar the california baja peninsula. we have a pretty storm system. this will keep things wet for western canada. you can see 50 sent mecentimete snow. anher system will be bringing storms through canada. temperatures are looking like this. very warm in the southwest. no problems with snow there. >> that's all for this edition of "newsline." thanks for joining us. are you totally unprepared? just about all of us have something hangen on our walls, pictures, paintings, art work clocks, all can come crashing down and create broken glass. inexpensive picture hook can secure pictures to the wall and help keep you and your family safe. for more information on earthquake preparedness, captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: the presidential candidates stayed mostly out of public view to prepare for tomorrow's town hall debate, as a blitz of political ads continued to dominate the airwaves. god eving. i'm judy woodruff. >> suarez: and i'm ray suarez. on the newshour tonight, npr's peter overby analyzes the
. [ applause ] >> media from across the globe are converging on the california news conference. the ipad mini has a 7.9-inch screen measuring about 20% smaller than the full size tablet. it weighs about half as much. the least expensive model is selling at a price point $329 lower than previous versions. apple plans to release the new device in the u.s., europe, and japan on friday next week. >> we told you earlier this year that you would see some incredible innovation. >> apple now enjoys a nearly 70% share in a global market it created with introduction of the ipad two years ago. the firm's latest co-founder, steve jobs, had expressed reservation about developing a smaller ipad. he was concerned demand would be low. apple executives went ahead with the smaller device citing stiff competition from its rivals. google and a.m. zob started with smaller tablets less than the full size ipad and those sales are trending upward. microsoft is set to enter the tablet market with its own model this friday. the product comes with a cover that doubles as a keyboard. industry watchers say apple executiv
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in los angeles. we have red flag warnings. for southern california. all right, moving into the philippines, and another tropical system is now moving over the south china sea. this is tropical system, expected to become a severe tropical storm within the next 24 hours. may make the second landfall in vietnam, some time between saturday afternoon into your sunday morning, local time. heavy rain, of up to 100 millimeters is likely, from tonight into saturday night. and more heavy rain, will be coming down in central and northern vietnam, over the weekend. as for the philippines, the stormiest conditions have, have been over. but heavy rain is continuing, as much as 150 millimeters or more likely in the upper part of the philippines including manila over the next 72 hours or so. as for the rest of the -- the east asia, rain is intensifying over the river valley that is going to be spreading into the korean peninsula as well as japan into the weekend. all right. finally let's go to europe. the main story is going to be a big temperature contrast between the north and the s
cold low is drifting over southern california and nevada, bringing coastal rain and mountain snow. temperatures are above average in los angeles, only 20 degrees expected. up towards the north, chilly in winnipeg with a high of only 7. and below average along the eastern seaboard but hotter than average in the south. 29 degrees expected. i should say 28 degrees in oklahoma city and 31 in houston. all right. finally let's go over to europe. thick clouds are approaching western europe from the atlantic. right now thunderstorms gusty winds and lots of heavy rain are occurring in iceland in part of the british isles where wet and windy conditions will then spread through parts of the south italy over the next 24 hours. out east rainshowers in northwestern russia will be decreasing from your afternoon hours. but the next storm system is on its way from turkey. temperatures out looking like this. 9 degrees expected in moscow with rain, sunny skies, for stockholm with a high of 8 degrees. out toward the west, 18 in paris and 23 in madrid and rain in lisbon with a high of 23. that's it fo
a little bit. it's become a category 2 storm. and it's heading towards the baja, california, peninsula. we're expecting landfall tuesday night. it should become a tropical storm quickly after that. it's not just the western coast of the peninsula but the eastern coast is going to be getting pretty significant rainfall, as well as that western edge of mainland mexico. those are the treermopical stor. we have an intent winter storm up toward the pacific northwest. this is bringing significant snow to the canadian rockies, the northern rockies, and the intermountain west. it's going to be progressing along towards the east, actually intensifying as it goes. so this storm will be causing some trouble down towards the south and the midwest over the next couple of days. out east, things are starting to settle down for many of you. northern parts of new england still wet and windy today. still a good dose of snow to come for eastern canada. temperatures across the north are looking cool. we have the mid teens across places like vancouver, seattle, winni peg, 12 in toronto, 16 in new york city. so
of the ipad in california next week. the invitations say we have got a little more to show you. apple has close to a 70% share but rivals amazon and google are gaining after introducing 7 inch tablet pcs. they are a little smaller and can be held with one hand. meanwhile, microsoft is trying to boost its market share with lower prices. their starting price will be $499. that is 17% cheaper than apple's ipad. surface will go on sale next week. it's microsoft's first tablet computer. >>> two top executives of citigroup have resigned. they had steered the bank through the financial crisis. the news surprised many wall street traders. the third largest u.s. banking group announced tuesday that its chief executive officer and chief operating officer have stepped down. pandit became citigroup chief executive officer five years ago when the bank's business suffered huge losses from sub prime loans. he implemented streamlining measures to increase business including selling its affiliate to a financial group, and he also cut many jobs. pandit was believed to be the central figure behind the bange
competitors. >> this is ipad --. mini. [ applause ] >> media from across the globe converged on the california product launch. the ipad mini screen measures 7.9 inches, about 20% smaller than the one on their full sized tablet. it weighs half as much. the least expensive model sells for almost $330. about 200 less than the original. apple plans to release the new device next friday in the u.s., europe, and japan. >> we told you earlier this year that you would see some incredible innovation. >> reporter: the firm now has a 70% share in the global market it created with the ipad two years ago. apple's late cofounder steve jobs was reluctant to develop a smaller version. he was concerned customers wouldn't be interested. but executives launched one anyway citing the stiff competition for small tablets. google and amazon produced them too. their selling models were less than half the price of a standard ipad and their sales are climbing. microsoft executives will enter the tablet market this friday with their own model. the surface comes with a cover that doubles as a key board. apple executives
on show at the california science center. and in los angeles, in late september, it traveled through the city to its new home at the science museum, two weeks ago. visitors can take a close look at the shuttle's 24,000 heat resistant tiles and they can also view one of the blast engines. >> it is amazing. it is a great exhibit here. and actually get up so close and see all the tiles. and all -- everything. it's amazing. >> organizers say they're expecting 4,000 visitors on the exhibitions opening day. a homecoming in southwest china, giant pandas are returning to a conversation center. the displays, by the earthquake that hit the province in 2008. the quake did major damage to the breeding center. it has taken four years to repair. 18 pandas moved into the reopened facility on tuesday. >> this will be a mild storm for improving protection and research on pandas. >> the earthquake killed one panda at the center. 60 others are evacuated. and other facilities across the country. pandas are facing extinction. managers at the conversation center say they'll be working hard to increase the
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